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    Searching for Sugar Man

    Just watching this documentary and it's really an amazing story.

    It's about a Mexican American singer from Detroit (his writing and style is similar to Dylan). who made a couple albums in the early 70's and completely flopped here in the States.

    Unbeknownst to him, his music was huge in South Africa (half a million albums sold). In the late 90's, a few South Africans decided to find out more about him, and finally found him doing grunt work construction.

    He ended up going there and playing several huge, sold out shows, just an unreal and inspirational story.



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    Re: Searching for Sugar Man

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    Re: Searching for Sugar Man

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    Just watching this documentary and it's really an amazing story.

    It's about a Mexican American singer from Detroit (his writing and style is similar to Dylan). who made a couple albums in the early 70's and completely flopped here in the States.

    Unbeknownst to him, his music was huge in South Africa (half a million albums sold). In the late 90's, a few South Africans decided to find out more about him, and finally found him doing grunt work construction.

    He ended up going there and playing several huge, sold out shows, just an unreal and inspirational story.
    "Sugar Man" is a really cool song. I've got his "Cold Facts" album on my iPod and it's pretty good.

    Rodriguez - Sugar Man - YouTube


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    Re: Searching for Sugar Man

    Was this the 60 minutes story? If so, I agree that it was excellent.

    Maybe I am getting older, but I think 60 minutes does have some excellent stories even with the loss of Andy Rooney.



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    Re: Searching for Sugar Man

    This sounds like an awesome story. I'm going to put it on the list of things to check out.

    It sounds like the story that was on Radiolab on NPR about the Jewish guy who tried create a new universal language of symbols to help people get along in peace...it initially failed, but 20-30 years later he found out people were using it to teach handicapped students.

    Then, of course he ended up suing them for using it wrong, etc., but hopefully this story ends up with a better ending.


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